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bz wrote at 2012-04-27 00:31:02
I have found lizards on my property here in middle NC that look very simialr....however they are much darker and have reddish-orange markings on thier tails....spotted about 5-6 of them today basking in the sun on roofing shingles that are hung vertically on an out builidng..any ideas?  I have found nothign on line that matches them

L wrote at 2013-05-15 10:01:29
I live in central Alabama and have one living here that looks much like yours.  It is about 10-12" in length, has a plump midway diameter of about as large as a silver dollar.  The largest I have ever seen in these parts.  It lives freely outside on a shed, near the edge of a wooded area and has never been in captivity or a pet to anyone that I know of.  It showed up here about a month ago. I haven't seen any other one like it around here yet. So far it appears to be alone. If you find out anything more about them I would be very interested to know.  If you would, please let me know and I will do the same.

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My area of expertise would be snakes and reptile genetics (again mostly w/ snakes). Although I have dealt w/ almost all species of reptiles commonly sold in the US.


15 years keeping, breeding, selling, and teaching about reptiles.

Past board member of the Central FL Herpetological Society

B.S. Biology Ed. UCF

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